What is SOLiD?

SOLiD stands for Student Organization Leadership Development. The Office of Student Engagement facilitates training sessions for student organization leadership that occurs in the fall semester before the academic year begins. This training provides tips and tools on how to lead your organization successfully throughout the academic year. This training is mandatory for Student Senate recognized organizations.

The SOLiD agenda includes updating student organizations on process and procedure changes in the Office of Student Engagement that impacts student organization business, identifies resources that organizations need to know to be successful, outlines the annual re-recognition process and timeline, and highlights important policies and procedures. In addition, these training sessions will cover how to create and manage your student organization profiles in BergSync.

Who can participate?

SOLiD is designed specifically for organization leaders, including Greek groups, registered student organizations, prospective student organizations, honorary groups, captains of athletic teams, and any other student leader on campus!

Who MUST participate?

Officers of registered and prospective student organizations. At least 2 but no more than 5 officers per student group.

SOLiD is a mandatory event for any student group who wished to be recognized as an official student organization by Student Senate for the 2015-16 academic year. If your group would like to receive Student Senate funding, you must have at least 2 officers participate in all parts of SOLiD. 

When is it?

SOLiD takes place before the first day of classes in the Fall semester. All SOLiD participants will move back to campus and go through verification on Thursday, August 20 from 9-11am. 

Abbreviated Schedule

Thursday, August 20
9:00am - 11:00am Move-in/ Verification @ Campus Center
5:00pm Dinner @ Carmie’s
6:00pm Diversity Workshop @ Carmie’s

Friday, August 21
7:00am - 3:00pm MOVERs (2 hour shifts) @ Res Halls

Saturday, August 22
1:00 - 4:00pm SOLiD @ Herbster Chapel
4:00pm - 5:00pm Org Showcase Rehearsal @ Rickly Chapel

Sunday, August 23
4:30pm—5:00pm Student Org Showcase @ Rickly Chapel
5:00 - 6:30pm T-Bridge and Dinner @  UHall/Campus Center Back Lawn
6:00pm—8:00pm Involvement Fair @ Campus Center Back Lawn

Where is it?

SOLiD will take place in Herbster Chapel on Heidelberg's Campus. 

What is the cost?

There is no cost for participation. The Offices of Student Engagement and Campus Life, along with Student Senate,  are partnering to help make this happen!

What will the program look like?

Workshops, presentations by student leaders, small group discussions, individual organization planning time, team building activities, and more!

How do I sign up?

Register online by August 1, 2015. One person can register all their group's participants, individuals may register separately.

How can I promote my group to new students?

There are 2 great opportunities to let new students know about your group: the Org Showcase and the Involvement Fair.

The Org Showcase  (Sunday 8/23 @ 4:30pm in Rickly)

The Org Showcase is a 30-second, live "commercial" of your group performed for all new students. Each group will take turns performing their commercial to all new students on stage in Rickly Chapel. There is a one-hour mandatory showcase rehearsal following SOLiD on Saturday, 8/22 at 4pm in Rickly. This is a fun, interactive way for students to learn about the many awesome groups, clubs, organizations, and causes here at the 'Berg!

The Involvement Fair (Sunday 8/23 from 6-8pm on Campus Center Front Lawn)

The Involvement Fair is an easy way to explore many of the exciting things to do and get involved with on campus. Held during Welcome Week each autumn, members of more than 70 HU student organizations, groups, clubs, and causes will be on the Back Lawn of Campus Center to share a little bit about what they do. This is the first and best opportunity for new students to chat and start determining some of the ways to get involved with outside of classes.

How do I participate in the Org Showcase? 

All groups that attend SOLiD will automatically have a place in the Org Showcase. Any additional departmental groups or opportunities can register here.

How does my group participate in the Involvement Fair? 

All groups that attend SOLiD will automatically have a table in the Involvement Fair. Any additional departmental groups or opportunities can register here.

Still have questions?

Email or stop by Campus Center 306.